Fats, Oils & Grease Control

The Town of Harrisburg adopted a Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Control Ordinance in 2006 to curb sewer system overflows of fats, oils and grease from accumulation in lines. This ordinance applies to restaurants and other non-residential facilities where food is prepared or served.

The FOG Control Ordinance requires food preparation and service facilities to control fats, oils and grease with properly-sized grease interceptors that are cleaned regularly.

When cooking with fats, oils and grease, they often get poured down the drain and can collect and stick to household plumbing and sewer lines. Over time, blockages occur that lead to sewer backups causing sewers to overflow from plumbing fixtures and/or sewer system manholes.

We encourage all residents and restaurant owners in the Town of Harrisburg to browse through our FOG website to stay current on the best practices to control fats, oils and grease.

View Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Ordinance


Greg Peifer
Wastewater Manager
Town of Harrisburg
Public Works Department
Phone:(704) 239-9762